Microsoft Delivers a New Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build and There Are No Known Issues!


With the public release of the next Windows 10 version almost here, engineers over at Redmond have started to deliver a new Preview Build every couple of days. Microsoft has just started to roll out Windows 10 RS4 Insider Preview Build 17115 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. As mentioned in our earlier posts, Skip Ahead will have to wait a little since they have now been moved to Redstone 5 - the next branch of Windows 10 development.

What's new and fixed in Windows 10 RS4 17115

Today's build brings a new privacy settings layout in the set up experience, along with a handful of general fixes and improvement. Here's what that new layout is all about:

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This spring, we will release an update to Windows 10 that will include changes to the set up experience for privacy settings. This new design conveys focused information to help our customers make focused choices about their privacy and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device.

The company has also included a bunch of general fixes that include:

  • We fixed an issue where If you tried to open a file that was available online-only from OneDrive that hadn’t been previously downloaded to your PC (marked with a green checkmark in File Explorer), your PC could bugcheck (GSOD).
  • We fixed an issue where post-install at the first user-prompted reboot or shutdown, a small number of devices experienced a scenario wherein the OS fails to load properly and might have entered a reboot loop state.
  • We fixed an issue where the Microsoft Store might be completely broken or gone altogether after upgrading.
  • We fixed an issue where when you denied Movies & TV access to your videos library (through the “Let Movies & TV access your videos library?” popup window or through Windows privacy settings), Movies & TV would crash when you navigated to the “Personal” tab.
  • We fixed two issues impacting the usability of Windows Mixed Reality on the previous build (Windows Mixed Reality running at a very low frame rate (8-10fps), and a potential crash at startup that could cause Windows Mixed Reality to not work).
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting the Direct Messages section of Twitter.com potentially not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed an issue from recent flights causing precision touchpads to periodically need a few tries to be able to move the mouse.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the Italian touch keyboard layout where the period key would act as a delete key in UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue impacting the Czech touch keyboard layout where numbers on the &123 view couldn’t be inserted into UWP apps.
  • We fixed an issue where you couldn’t use touch to interact with the Timeline scrollbar.
  • We fixed an issue where a failed app update could result in that app becoming unpinned from the taskbar.
  • We fixed an issue where the controls in the Focus Assist Settings subpages didn’t have accessible labels.
  • We fixed an issue from the last few flights where after launching, minimizing, then closing UWP apps enough times, you would stop being able to launch UWP apps.

The big news? There are NO known issues in this Preview, which is a rarity when it comes to Preview Builds. Since there are no troubles - at least they aren't known as yet - go on and upgrade to the new Windows 10 RS4 Preview Build and let us know if it's become stable enough or if you aren't yet happy with it.